Prevent Avoidable Debt with These Recommended Apps

There is a lot of talk these days about cost-conscious budgeting to prevent avoidable debt. In fact, we’ve shared many handy tips and tricks on this blog to prevent over-spending and to help you feel more in control of your household’s money management. Nowadays though, there is an abundance of programs and phone apps to […]

Forgiven Debt is Taxable Income

Surprising news for many American consumers out there: Forgiven debt is taxable income! When you’re buried in debt, the one saving grace is often creditor settlement. Creditors are often willing to negotiate a significant discount on a debt when they know that a consumer is unable to pay in full. The rationale is that they […]

Pulling Yourself Out of Debt

Pulling yourself out of debt is always an uphill battle. However, with the right tools and mindset, you can start chipping away and eventually free yourself of debt. When you first set out to tackle your debt, consider four factors: Your debt strategy Downgrading opportunities Money-making opportunities Other ways to save With regard to your […]

Rent vs. Buy A Home

The age-old “rent vs. buy a home” conundrum is something that most households face at some point. Is renting more financial conservative, or are you simply flushing money down the toilet with nothing to show for it after you move out? On the other hand, being saddled with a mortgage can be extremely financially cumbersome […]

Does Your Foreclosure Qualify for Review?

We have good news to report for Americans who lost their homes due to foreclosure between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010. Federal authorities have launched a nationwide review of all foreclosures that occurred during this time period. This is one of the largest reviews of this nature launched the government. Homeowners are eligible […]

Tax Planning & Estate Planning: What Happened To The Fiscal Cliff?

After hearing about the drama surrounding the expected fiscal cliff, we thought we’d check back in and share an update with you related to tax planning and estate planning. The highly anticipated deadline of January 1, 2013 came and went. We did go over the cliff—for about a day and a half—but Congress pulled us […]


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